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Table 5 Perceived impact of smart device medical apps on clinical practice

From: Popularity and impact of using smart devices in medicine: experiences in Saudi Arabia

  Frequency Percent Mean SD
Improve clinical decision-making Disagree 8 2.7 4.70 0.608
Agree 65 21.7   
Strongly agree 227 75.7   
Save time Disagree 42 14.0 4.26 1.123
Not sure 34 11.3   
Agree 29 9.7   
Strongly agree 195 65.0   
Allow faster access to national clinical practice guidelines Disagree 41 13.7 4.28 1.106
Not sure 30 10.0   
Agree 34 11.3   
Strongly agree 195 65.0   
Allow faster access to common laboratory reference values Disagree 5 1.7 4.74 0.543
Agree 64 21.3   
Strongly agree 231 77.0   
Help in developing differential diagnoses Disagree 71 23.7 3.86 1.302
Not sure 65 21.7   
Strongly agree 164 54.7   
Perform useful medical related calculations Not sure 37 12.3 4.52 0.706
Agree 69 23.0   
Strongly agree 194 64.7   
Allow faster access to reliable sources of medical knowledge Agree 71 23.7 4.76 0.426
Strongly agree 229 76.3   
Allow faster access to reliable sources of clinical skills Agree 71 23.7 4.76 0.426
Strongly agree 229 76.3   
Allow accurate calculation of medication dose Disagree 37 12.3 4.42 0.993
Agree 64 21.3   
Strongly agree 199 66.3   
Allow easier calculation of medication dose Not sure 29 9.7 4.58 0.662
Agree 68 22.7   
Strongly agree 203 67.7   
Allow faster access to evidence-based medical practice Not sure 34 11.3 4.66 0.673
Agree 34 11.3   
Strongly agree 232 77.3   
Total 300 100.0